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November 2018: mid-month round-up

I have read 8 books so far in November, and am barrelling through a 9th (Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, a re-telling of the Iliad through the POV of Queen Briseis – caveat: I’m not very well-versed on the events of the Odyssey … Continue reading

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October Mid-month Round-Up 2018

Mid-way through October, with 2.5 months left to 2018. Definitely ready for a break (from 2018? From the semester? From writing and reading and washing and repeating? Who knows). 7 books  so far in October. Of note: Ling Ma Severance Zombie novel, but … Continue reading

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September 2018 mid-month round-up

I’ve hit the 100 book mark for 2018! My 100th book was, perhaps fittingly, Mary Beard’s manifesto, Women and Power, in which she draws links to the Western world’s Greco-Roman heritage to argue how the silencing of women in the public … Continue reading

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Mid-month update: July 2018

Halfway through July, the count is 6 books, and a total of 79 books for the year. I think I’m about 2-3 books behind where I should be in 2018, but hopefully I can make it up some time in … Continue reading

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Mid month round up for June 2018!

9 books by mid-June, planting me squarely in 73 books for the year. Of note: Aisha Malik For You, I Do The second halal romance from this Bruneian writer about two doctors in a KL hospital – I found the women in … Continue reading

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May 2018 mid-month Round-Up

Here we are, almost mid-way through 2018 and two days into Ramadan. One of my favourite things about Ramadan is that the government work day finishes at 2pm – you have SO much extra time in the day to do … Continue reading

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April mid-month check-in

Just a quick mid-month check-in. So far this month I’ve read 9 books, and most of them have been pretty noteworthy, one way or another! Here are some: Sheryl Sandberg Lean In I enjoyed it! I was aware of some of the backlash … Continue reading

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